Wind Power and Power Politics

International Perspectives

Edited by Peter Strachan, David Lal, David Toke

© 2009 – Routledge

212 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The aim of the book is to analyse the factors that have influenced wind power outcomes in a range of countries which have featured significant wind power deployment programmes. A central theme is the relationship between patterns of ownership and the outcomes. These flow from different social environments, but they are associated with different types of planning outcome and deployment rates. Grass roots ownership is more widespread than is commonly thought, although it is not a panacea for effective wind power programmes. Financial policies used to promote wind power also have important influences of the rates of deployment. However, what seems to be most important for wind power deployment is a double coincidence of widespread social support for wind power deployment and effective financial support systems for wind power.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Assessing National Paterns of Wind Ownership Peter A. Strachan, David Toke & David Lal Chapter 2: Wind Power Outcomes: Myths and Reality Dave Toke Chapter 3: Local Social Acceptance Through Local Involvement: The Case of Wind Power Implementation North Rhine-Westphalia Sylvia Breukers Chapter 4: The Wind Power Market in the Netherlands: Assessing the Performance of Wind Cooperatives Susanne Agterbosch Chapter 5: Corporate Interests and Spanish Wind Power Deployment Valentina Dinica Chapter 6: Wind Energy Policy Development in Ireland: A Critical Analysis Brian P. Ó Gallachóir, Morgan Bazilian & Eamon J. McKeogh Chapter 7: Assessing the Performance of the UK Renewable Obligation: Cinderella or an Ugly Sister? Afolabi Otitoju, Peter Strachan & David Toke Chapter 8: Gone With the Wind? Prospects of Community Owned Wind Energy in the United States Dennis Tänzler Chapter 9: The Development of Wind Power in the Netherlands and Denmark: The Impact of Different Innovation Strategies and Policies Linda M. Kamp

About the Editors

Peter A. Strachan is a Professor in Corporate Environmental Management at the Aberdeen Business School, Scotland. He has published one book, many articles in top academic journals, and is the joint founding editor of the journal Progress in Industrial Ecology: An International Journal.

David Toke is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy at the University of Birmingham. He has had four books, over thirty journal articles and many chapters, reports and journalistic articles published on environmental, especially energy-related, issues. His work is widely cited and influential in both academic and public policy circles.

David Lal is Dean and Professor at the Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty (Kazakhstan), and is currently on secondment from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published several book chapters and a series of articles in top academic journals.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

Books in this series consider social science aspects of science studies. Authors discuss how science is socially situated and mediated, how science and technology are shaped by society and society by science and technology. Books will consider the social impact of new technologies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General